According to the Jeni’s website, after its ice cream has tested positive for Listeria, Jeni’s is destroying more than 535,000 pounds (265 tons) of ice cream. According to Jeni’s CEO, that is 15 semi-truck loads or more than 300 pallets. He estimates that this recall will cost the company more than $2.5 million.
That is a lot of ice cream. All of this, and the risk to the company and its employees could have been avoided with a more rigorous sanitation program and well as environmental and product testing – all of which Jeni’s has implemented – post problem.
And, some news on the topic:
Tainted ice cream raises larger questions about food safety